Devil Mountain Ultra
50 Mile & 50k Ultras plus 1/2 marathon (trails)
Join us for one hell of a run September 28th, 2013
**This is a Trail Runner Magazine Trophy Series Event
Devil Mountain is One Hell of a Run! Quickly becoming a legendary Fall classic this 50mile, 50k and ½ marathon run brings runners together for two days in the pristine forest of the South San Juan Mountains around Pagosa Springs. The climbs are great, topping out at just over 9,800' with more than 5,000' of vertical gain in the 50k and 8,300' of gain in the 50 mile. Run it if you can! So besides big climbs and plenty of elevation there's spectacular fall foliage, the weather will be crisp and cool and the trails will be in prime condition! Expect a hell of a lot of single track through some of the region's old growth forests. Beautiful, remote and the perfect way to wrap up the Ultra Season.
The ultra off-road course visits several mountain areas to the west of Turkey Springs, Chris Mountain, Middle Mountain, Horse Mountain and Devil Mountain. The terrain is nothing short of spectacular. It's the perfect location for a fall run! Incredible views, single-track and changing fall colors.
The 1/2 marathon course is an "out and back", running to the final aid station and returning. It offers plenty of single-track and technical terrain. We strongly recommend that you run with a camelback or water bottle!
50k and 50mile aid stations are fully stocked and located every six miles or so, but we recommend that you run with a water bottle or camelback! It is dry here and can be warm. 50 mile runners: The section from the 50/50 split, aid station #4 at mile 23.5 to aid station #5 at mile 31.9 is remote, rugged and 8 miles long! Carry two bottles at least and or a full camelback. This section is extremely beautiful and extremely remote.... You will most likely be alone for very long stretches and should plan accordingly.
Even more popular is the bonfire party at the finish line and pancake awards breakfast which combine to make this an authentic mountain ultra. You get to connect with others in the running community and allow friends and family to be involved in the awards and finish. There'll be plenty of food and beer, and we're currently signing up sponsors that will make it even better.
Course Maps as at 3rd February 2013, subject to change weather dependent:
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